Ragnar Granit Institute, P.O.Box 692, FIN-33101 Tampere, Finland
Editor: Jaakko Malmivuo, www.rgi.fi/persons/malmivuo/, ISSN: 1456-4343
Dynamic Adaptive Modelling
of the Human Body - DynAMo
The Academy of Finland announced last autumn a research program
"Mathematical Methods and Modeling in the Sciences - MaDaMe". Ragnar Granit Institute
submitted an application for this program under the title Dynamic Adaptive Modeling of the Human Body
- DynAMo. The size of the program totals 34.5 MFIM, equal to 5.8 MEuro. The program attracted
146 applications comprising a total of 300 MFIM. The application process was in two phases,
the selection of the projects was made by an international evaluation group. Finally 14 proposals
were selected for the program, one being the DynAMo-project for RGI.
The aim of the DynAMo project is to develop more accurate diagnostic and therapeutic method
by modeling the electric and magnetic fields of the heart and brain as well as cardiac mechanics
with more accurate dynamic and adaptive models. The size of the DynAMo project totals 2.8 MFIM (0.5 MEuro).
RGI's share is 1.4 MFIM. The project will last three years from 2000 to 2003.
Professor Jaakko Malmivuo serves as Researcher in Charge and Dr. Jari Hyttinen as Coordinator.
The consortium also includes the Electronics Laboratory of Helsinki University of Technology,
headed by Professor Raimo Sepponen and the Center for Scientific Computing, CSC,
where the Researcher in Charge is Dr. Jari Järvinen. In Finland the DynAMo project also has partners
from industry, the Datex-Ohmeda Corporation and Nokia. Tampere University Hospital is also as a partner.
The DynAMo project has a wide and very competitive group of international collaborators from other
European countries as well as from the USA and Canada.
The first international Dynamo Symposium will be organized in connection with the World Congress
on Biomedical Engineering in Chicago on Friday the 27th of July, 2000.
Because the DynAMo project is so international and has very open mode of operation,
it has a site on the Internet, from where you can find more information.